Professor Chris Philo

Trustee tenure: 2008-2019

University of Glasgow
R522A, Level 5
East Quadrangle, Main Building
Glasgow, UK
G12 8QQ

Chris is a Professor at the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow. He is an editor of Progress in Human Geography and his ongoing research interests concern the historical, cultural and rural/urban geographies of mental ill-health, supplemented by scholarship in the following fields: social geographies of ‘outsiders’; children’s geographies; new animal geographies; historical and contemporary figurations of public space; geographies of ‘new spiritual practices’; Foucauldian studies; the history, historiography and theoretical development of geography. He gained a PhD in Geography from the University of Cambridge in 1989 and his first lecturing post was in the Department of Geography at the University of Wales, Lampeter, starting in January 1989. He was appointed to a Chair in Geography at the University of Glasgow in 1995, and has researched and taught there ever since. From 2002 to 2005, he was Head of the Department (of Geography and Geomatics) and from 2008 through to 2013 he was Geography Examinations Officer. He has served as an Assessor on the national UK research assessment exercises, RAE2008 and REF2014, and was Chair of the annual RGS-IBG Conference in 2012.